The Swiss Cultural Fund UK (SCF) supports Swiss cultural interventions across many artistic fields to British audiences and contributes to an intercultural dialogue between Switzerland and the United Kingdom.
The Fund champions most artistic genres, from music to design, the visual arts to performance and architecture to literature, enabling both emerging and established artists to present themselves to the public through a wide range of cultural institutions and venues in the United Kingdom.
Our mission is to develop a range of cultural events and projects allowing Switzerland’s artistic scene to be presented in the United Kingdom with special emphasis on the encouragement of new talents. Our aim is to showcase the best selection of artists and to collaborate with renowned institutions and partners throughout the United Kingdom to ensure the widest possible exposure and a mutually beneficial cultural exchange.
Ms Erica Bolton, arts publicist
Mr Alain de Botton, writer/philosopher
Ms Meredith Etherington-Smith, journalist
Dr Ursula Jones OBE, co-founder of the English Chamber Orchestra/archaeologist
Ms Alice Rawsthorn, writer
Mr Iwan Wirth, gallery owner
Mr Alexandre Fasel, Ambassador of Switzerland to the UK
board of trustees
Ms Elsbeth Baxter, trustee
Mr Adrian Strittmatter, trustee
Ms Veronica Bailey, trustee
Mr David Kilian Beck, trustee
In reaching its decisions, the board of trustees can count on the opinions and advice of its broad network of contacts among cultural institutions in both countries and individual experts within the various cultural spheres.
The trustees appreciate this fruitful collaboration which is helpful in maintaining the Fund’s cultural standards as well as the quality of the projects it promotes, in terms of both the artists and the institutions presenting them.